Swissport International (Swissport) today announced the promotion of Tommy Watt to Executive Vice President UK & Ireland with immediate effect, becoming a formal member of Swissport International’s Group Executive Management. In this role Tommy Watt is directly reporting to Per H. Utnegaard, Group President & CEO of Swissport International.
Tommy Watt joined Swissport following the completion of the Swissport merger with Servisair on 23rd December 2013. In his new position Tommy Watt is responsible for all ground handling and cargo handling activities of Swissport in the region UK & Ireland, with a focus on a successful merger of the two companies as well as the consolidation and further expansion of the business in this region.
Tommy Watt joined Servisair in 1976 at Glasgow Airport and progressed to hold a number of senior roles during his career. He gained profound knowledge of all aspects of the ground handling business within Europe.
Per H. Utnegaard, Group President & CEO, Swissport International, commented: "We are pleased to have Tommy Watt in our Group Executive Management team. His experience of the business in the UK and Ireland and his proven track record will contribute to the success of our merged company."
Swissport International is the world´s largest provider of ground and cargo handling services in the aviation industry. The company provides ground services on behalf of some 700 client-companies and handles around 224 million passengers and 3.9 million flights per year. The company operates 120 warehouses and moves approx. 4.0 million tonnes of cargo. With a workforce of around 55,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 255 stations in 46 countries across five continents, and generates annual consolidated operating revenue of CHF 3 billion. www.swissport.com